Slippery Elm

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What other names is Slippery Elm known by?

Indian Elm, Moose Elm, Olmo Americano, Orme, Orme Gras, Orme Rouge, Orme Roux, Red Elm, Sweet Elm, Ulmus fulva, Ulmus rubra.

What is Slippery Elm?

Slippery elm is a tree. The inner bark rind is used as medicine.

Possibly Effective for...

  • Sore throat.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Coughs, colic, diarrhea, constipation, hemorrhoids, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), bladder infection, urinary tract infections, and other conditions.

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).


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